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Friday, February 9, 2024

Stand on Your Own Two Feet

The most important point is to stand on your own two feet before you observe yourself objectively. “Who am I, and what am I thinking? What kind of experience did I have? What kind of enlightenment did I have yesterday?” That is not true realization of oneself. To realize oneself is deeper than that kind of superficial observation of oneself. Before we objectively observe ourselves, we should be one with ourselves.

Andrew Atkeison at Rinsoin for links to the source of the photo. Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 68-10-21 as found on, edited by PF. Go to for the Instagram version.